Posts Tagged ‘PUP’


Toronto’s Pup have a new record that came out at the end of May…it is on my to-do list of records to get to. They come out so fast an furiously now it’s hard to listen to all the hyped stuff, let alone everything else. I’m still digesting Carseat Headrest and Modern Baseball oh and Band of Horses! Sheesh…then the sea of emails from up-and-coming bands asking for attention.

I like Pup…their 2013 s/t album lived in my purple mini-van for a summer. They remind me of FIDLAR in all the best ways. (especially the song DVP)

They’re back Vancouver for a show at the Cobalt on November 21st, then the next night in Victoria at Lucky Bar.


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Vancouver’s White Lung are getting all the hype for their fourth album Paradise (out now on Domino Records). The album has already hit the lists of of “best of 2016 (so far)” for all the major music blogs. They have been nominated for the Polaris Prize and they’ll be around Vancouver this weekend for the Levitation Festival.

They were in New York City recently and stopped by the studio for Sirius XMU. There they did a cover of the Guns N’ Roses song “Used to Love Her.”

Happy Friday!

My wife ordered some furniture from a woodworker in Valemount called Rustic Mountain Tables…and they delivered a bench and coffee table yesterday. We love them so much.

Go with yourself.

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Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball is touring with Pup!

11/17 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater*
11/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos*

Go with yourself.

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Saturday, November 16th, Hollerado rolls back into Victoria for a Zone Show at Sugar Nightclub. The times will be good.  You can hear Hollerado LIVE on The Zone on Saturday at 3PM with Jon Williams. Neat.

In support of the show will be a group with a similar energy called PUP.

Originally they were called Topanga…. wait what?  Topanga was that character from Boy Meets World who is now all grow’d up!  Disney is firing the franchise back up with a new series called Girl Meets World…and PUP will have non-of-it!  Shitty sitcoms from the 90s = cool.  Modern shitty sitcoms = not cool.  Now we’re clear.  In a statement they said:

“Two years ago, when we originally decided to name ourselves Topanga, we thought it was great – she was our first middle-school crush, and it felt cool and nostalgic. But as many of you probably know, Disney has decided to re-launch this Boy Meets World / Girl Meets World, whatever-the-fuck-the-show-is-called-now series. We really don’t want to associate ourselves with Disney – I’m sure you can all understand that,” they continued, later adding “Fuck Disney, and fuck Topanga. WE ARE PUP. Let’s do this.”

This dude does not abide.

Fuck Disney?   How punk rock…. hey its 2013, Rage Against the Machine where you can.  Let’s forget the politics and focus on the tunes.  I am liking this song called “Lionheart.”  This song is bratty pop-punk jammer that will make fans of Hollerado feel good for sure.  I wish I had the night free to get my boogy on at their show.  I’d wear my Micky Mouse shirt.  whoa… culture jammer!

Go with yourself!

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